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I had an accident at work, how soon should I report my injury?

The short answer is: as soon as possible. Reporting an injury to your employer is the first essential step to take after you are hurt. Waiting too long to report an injury could end up costing you more than you think. While laws vary from state to state, ideally, you should provide your employer written […]

Liability Insurance: What are Personal and Premise Coverage?

What is premise liability? Property owners have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment. This responsibility is known as premises liability. When a property owner neglects their duty, and it results in an injury, they can be held responsible. Premise liability typically refers to public places, but it can also affect homes and apartments. When […]

My car is under recall. What do I do now?

Reading news headlines, it can start to feel like vehicle safety recalls are being issued daily. While the number of vehicles affected continues to grow, you might be asking yourself if this means vehicle safety is declining? The truth is that it depends on the model, make, and year of manufacturer of the car you […]

New California Laws Taking Effect in 2019

Governor Brown signed more than 1,000 new laws which took effect after the new year. Every bill signed by the Governor took effect January 1, unless otherwise noted. It’s hard to keep track of all the new laws so we’re breaking the ones that may actually affect your day-to-day life. New California Labor Laws Senate […]

New REAL ID Law | Updated 1/14/19

Do I need a REAL ID? You’ll have two options the next time you renew your driver license or ID card. The DMV is now offering REAL ID Compliant Driver License/ID cards and Federal Non-Compliant Drivers License/ID cards. The deadline to get a REAL ID card will  be October 1, 2020. Department of Motor Vehicle […]

Safest Cars of 2019 and What Safety Features to Look out For

Aside from appearance and performance, most car buyers would rank safety as one of the most important factors to consider when car buying. We understand that keeping our families and pets safe depends on the safety of our transportation. But we may not fully understand what safety features to look out for. That’s why 1-800-THE-LAW2 is […]

Should My Employer Pay me for Working off the Clock?

The short answer is: yes. If you’re an hourly or non-exempt employee in California, the Supreme Court has ruled that workers must be paid for time spent completing tasks like locking up after work. The California Supreme Court says that the unpaid time is wage theft. The ruling is a result of a year’s long […]

California Among Worst in “Worst States to Drive In” Report

Source: WalletHub According to Wallethub, California ranked 47th on a best to worst ranking system. Outranked by only three states: Maryland, Washington and Hawaii. California performed the worst in categories like traffic, highest car theft rate, and highest average gas prices. California did rank number 1 in other categories like access to vehicles and maintenance, […]

L.A. City Attorney Files Lawsuits Against Three Port Truck Companies

Port Trucking Industry Pressured to Stop Breaking Labor Laws The city of Los Angeles has filed lawsuits against three trucking companies operating out of Southern California ports, for allegedly denying wages and benefits to drivers illegally classified as independent contractors rather than employees. The three companies named in the lawsuits are CMI Transportation LLC, K&R […]

New Year. New Laws. Everything You Need to Know.

Vehicle Fees (Senate Bill 1) On January 1 a new vehicle tax will go into effect. The tax is to be paid annually with registration, and will range from $25 to $175 depending on the value of the car: Vehicles worth between $0 and $4,999: $25 fee increase Vehicles worth between $5,000 and $24,999: $50 […]